World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Outline of stagecraft

Article Id: WHEBN0027774259
Reproduction Date:

Title: Outline of stagecraft  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Outline of culture, Universal Decimal Classification
Collection: Outlines, Stage Terminology, Stagecraft, Wikiproject Stagecraft
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Outline of stagecraft

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to stagecraft:

Stagecraft – technical aspect of theatrical, film, and video production. Stagecraft is distinct from the wider scope of scenography. Considered a technical rather than an artistic field, it relates primarily to the practical implementation of a designer's artistic vision.


  • Essence of stagecraft 1
  • Branches of stagecraft 2
    • Lighting 2.1
    • Audio 2.2
    • Carpentry 2.3
    • Props 2.4
    • Costumes 2.5
  • Positions in Stagecraft 3
    • Management 3.1
    • Technical 3.2
    • Design 3.3
  • Stagecraft organizations 4
  • History of stagecraft 5
  • General stagecraft concepts 6
    • Terminology 6.1
    • Important technology 6.2
    • Venues 6.3
  • Persons influential in the field of stagecraft 7
    • Costume Designers 7.1
    • Lighting Designers 7.2
    • Set Designers 7.3
    • Sound Designers 7.4
  • Awards 8
  • Stagecraft lists 9
  • Other 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Essence of stagecraft


Branches of stagecraft


Lighting design Lighting involves the process of determining the size, intensity, shape, and color of light for a given scene. Typical work includes hanging, focusing, procurement and maintenance of fixtures as well as some aspects of show control.


Sound design Sound, which can include musical underscoring, vocal and instrument mixing as well as theatrical sound effects.


set construction Carpentry is the process of building scenery, which can include scenic painting and soft goods (drapes and stage curtains). Scenic carpentry also covers mechanics: the design, engineering and operation of Fly system scenery or flying of performers and mechanised scenic elements.

Scenery wagon - show control - Theatrical scenery


Theatrical property Props, which includes furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe. Some crossover may apply. Props handled by actors are known as hand props, and props which are kept in an actor's costume are known as personal props.


costume construction Costuming, known as the Wardrobe department, is responsible for costume design, construction and the procurement and maintenance of costumes.

Positions in Stagecraft




Stagecraft organizations

History of stagecraft

History of stagecraft

General stagecraft concepts

Parts of a theatre


Important technology


Persons influential in the field of stagecraft

Costume Designers

Lighting Designers

List of lighting designers

Set Designers

Sound Designers


Stagecraft lists

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Theatrical professions
Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Theatrical occupations



External links

  • This outline displayed as a mindmap, at
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.